Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
on the budget cuts looming over washington. we're learning now that president obama will address the american people a bit later this morning. we'll cover that live. he will be joined by first-responders whose jobs according to the white house are on the chopping block but will the president offer any last minute deal to avert the cuts? we're waiting to hear more on this coming up here on america' newsroom. this is breaking news. he said it was all an accident. bombshell testimony from "the blade runner" this morning the olympian and double amputee charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. good morning everybody on a tuesday. welcome back if you were away for the holiday weekend. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom.". martha: i'm doing well. thank you. what a story. i'm martha maccallum. good morning, everybody. the lawyers for oscar pistorius reading his affidavit this morning. he shot his girlfriend by mistake he claims, pumping four bullets into the bathroom door thinking she climbed in through the window in the bathroom and was a robber. bill: starting to se
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
journal" speaker boehner says most americans are just hearing about this washington creation for the first time, the sequester. what they might not realize from about obama's statements it is a product of the president's own failed leadership. tucker carlson, editor, daily caller. alan colmes, host of the "alan colmes radio show". both are fox news contributors and both are here to debate this. i think if you closed your eyes yesterday you probably would have heard two things. millionaires and billionaires. it is their fault and republicans are in the way. it is their fault as well. tucker, what do you hear? >> well i heard if only the rich would pay their fair share and republicans would stop standing up for hedge fund managers that, you know, the first-responders could get paid. i mean i saw a display of profound demagoguery and i saw a guy who is not at all interested in making a deal. i will say obama's a pretty skillful negotiator. the point of the sequester to convince americans that every federal employee is absolutely necessary. if you cut any part of the federal budget you will wa
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am PST
again. a four-week delay. perhaps that is what washington does. medicare is not affected. medicare, social security, postal agencies, none of that is apparently touched. "wall street journal" writes, a lack of details who would be affected and when have complicated the obama administration efforts to mobilize public support for averting the cuts. do you see that? >> what is fascinating this law was passed in 2011 to take effect on january 1st of this year. got pushed off to march 1st. a lot of federal agency heads say they never thought it was going to happen and they haven't really made concrete plans for dealing with it. so a lot of the administration stories what might happen, these worst case scenarios are not actually their actual plans. they're just talking right now. bill: byron, thank you. the cloak, eight, nine days. we have breaking news from martha. martha: we want to get back to this situation in las vegas, police there and peel on the street are calling what is happening a gun battle. they say there are multiple people shot. we'll have more coming back. more reports ar
Feb 18, 2013 6:00am PST
, president washington's just after. bill: a new tax could be having a big impact on american business. this is the max. it's part of obama care and there are growing concerns that it could result in some big layoffs. steve brown is on that story in chicago. medical device tax, 2.3%, what is the effect of that 2.3%, steve? >> reporter: well no medical device makers, bill, really like this tax. for the bigger ones they can can weather it but for the smaller ones it's real trouble. there are places like orthoopeadrics that say this tax being collected this year is going to all but wipe out this company's bulge stair reitem for research and development. >> for us to stump up the money to pay for it we've got to cut everywhere. we can't take it all out of product development. we won't be doing much product development. what is tragic about that is that it impacts patients, the impacts the kids. >> kids like brye. he has satisfactory raoebl pau satisfactory raoebcerebral palsy, but he can walk thanks to these implants. it's these kind of implants 0 that do these innovations that may suffer.